Saturday, 13 January 2018

Inkspirational #152

We have a brand new challenge over at Inkspirational. I hope you will play along. 

I've made two cards using our inspirational photo.

The first card used Vanilla cardstock instead of white. I felt it gave it a nice vintage feel.

I would like to enter this card at -

I used Vintage, Pearls, Floral

I would like to enter this card at

Here is the photo inspiration for you -

I have obviously taken the colours, flowers, and pearls as inspiration for my cards.

Check out the creations made by the DT - they will wow you!

See you soon and thanks for popping by :)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Guest Designing for AAA Cards

Hi there! I hope you are well and creating lot's of goodies at the moment.

I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer at AAA Cards for their latest challenge. 

Here is my card -

This was an easy card to create. I embossed my circles then smooshed different brusho colours onto my panel. I also embossed my little words and popped them up with foam.

I really tried to recreate the graphic provided for this challenge. For the quote, I wanted to inspire everyone with some words related to travel. It's always great to see new places - even it is just down the road and you haven't taken the time to see something new :)


See you over at AAA Cards!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

HLS January CAS Challenge

Hello! Time for a new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

A new year and time to celebrate friendships old and new!

I have made two cards - both with a combination of dry and heat embossing. 

I have a new embossing mat for my big shot. I have never embossed with dies before... can dies get any better??? A shout out to Chrissie - she showed me this technique at the HLS Retreat. I knew you could emboss with dies but had never tried it before!

Card # 1
I've embossed the die letters, stamped and embossed my butterfly, then drawn lines with a gold pen.

Card #2
I embossed my heart die and also embossed my sentiments.


Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


See you over at the challenge blog!

Monday, 1 January 2018

HLS January Watercolour Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to 2018!

The first challenge of the year at Happy Little Stampers is our Anything Goes with Watercolours - our option this month is SEQUINS.

Here is my card -

I have smooshed brusho colours onto watercolour paper. I've used yellow, orange, and crimson.

When smooshing with more than one colour, start with the lightest first. Build up your layers by drying in between smooshes.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.



Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you over at the challenge blog :)

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Inkspirational #151

Hi there everyone! I am back over at Inkspirational after some time off. We have a great challenge for you over the next 2 weeks - Sandie has asked us to use stamping only!

Here is my card -

Stamping like this is usually perfect for a one layer card but I stamped on a panel and popped it up with a piece of craft foam instead.

I have used HLS Mix Mash and stamped using my MISTI.

Check out the blog for more inspiration from the other designers.

See you there :)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Altered LP Records and CDs

Hello again!

I am really into a fun new art called Acrylic Pouring. My aunt Trudi got me into this (she used to laugh at me for making my own cards!!!) LOL. Now she is hooked (and needs rehab) and I quite like it too.

I have created a couple of canvases using this technique which I have given away as presents. For this post, I am going to share with you how I have poured acrylic paints onto old LP records and CDs.

Now, I know that vinyl is very popular again. Even my son has a record player. Do not despair - I bought a heap of album box sets from the charity shop. The ones I've used so far are called "Organ Memories". Not going to be missed anytime soon LOL.

First up my records that will be turned into clocks - 

You will notice there are 'cells' within the paint. I will tell you a bit more about that soon.

The first two are quite busy but they look amazing. There is a combination of about 4 different colours.

This 'clock' is simply blue and white paint.

You can make your pours more clean and simple by adding less of your pour mix and more white paint.

Next up are my CDs. I am going to attach some cork drink coasters underneath and create my own drink coasters. These could also be made into mini clocks.

How to create your pour? There are many, many videos on youtube explaining how to do these acrylic pours. There are even different techniques - dirty pour, puddle pour, flip cup, swipe. You can even use string. All my pieces have used the flip cup method.

My recipe for each colour -

Acrylic Paint + same ratio of PVA Glue + water to thin + a few drops of silicone.
It is the silicone oil that crreates the cells. Once you have poured your paint onto the surface, give it a bit of a tilt and the cells will start to form. To really give them a boost, blast them quickly with a blow torch!

All my pieces have been given three coats of gloss sealer.

I would like to enter these challenges -

A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes

and just a reminder that the December Challenge at HLS for Mixed Media is Anything Goes

Hello Dear Friends

Hello! Nearly time for the big day. Have you got your ham, turkey, pork, and all the sides you need for Christmas Lunch/Dinner? Us crazy Aussies traditionally have a full cooked lunch of all of the above plus roasted vegies. This is in the HEAT of summer. We have evolved, though, and a lot of the time we will have seafood and salads as well :)

Anyway, I have a card to share with you. I used a new set that was a gift from Sue when we met up in November at the HLS Craft Retreat in the UK! Thanks Sue xxx

I couldn't get a decent photo, really. The second one is much better.

I embossed the image with Liquid Platinum Powder. I masked it off to stamp the leaves and embossed them as well. 

 I watercoloured them with Zigs. I added a little sparkle with my Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges -

Crafty Friends Challenge - Family and Friends
Daring Cardmakers - The Special Ones

That's it for me at the moment. I will be back later with a post all about recycled LP records and CDs!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Joy to the World

Hi there everyone, I hope you all well.

I am still making Christmas cards... I really didn't have a lot done this year but as it is still leading up to Christmas, I'm in the festive mood.

I was inspired by the colours over at Calling All Sistahs. Where is my green, you say? Well, I mounted my panel on a piece of green craft foam!

I would also like to enter this card over at

Thanks for popping in xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

HLS December ATC Challenge

Time for another ATC challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

We are making Christmas themed ATCs this month and I had a blast creating mine!

Once again, I have made a fun set of ATCs!

I started with an A4 size piece of watercolour paper and smooshed it into Brusho.

I die cut my HLS Christmas Trees and covered them with Embossing Enamel AND green embossing powder. I used Faux Snow on some of the ATCs and a number of HLS stamp sets for the greetings. I even used the embossing enamel as a frame! So much fun!

Here are the products I used that you can purchase from Happy Little Stampers -



See you over at the challenge blog! Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Addicted to CAS - Sparkle!

Hi everyone and happy Saturday to you.

Today is exciting because I have a bit of a cameo role over at Addicted to CAS :) I am your hostess for our current challenge!

Let's see all things Sparkle on your creations. Don't forget to keep them clean and simple :)

I have made 3 cards for this challenge -

My first card is using a brusho panel which I have smooshed, overlayed with die, and then finished with a word die cut from glitter foam.

My next card is for my gorgeous new Grandson, Benjamin. Watercolouring and wink of stella for added sparkle :)

I have used HLS Christmas Joy for this card. Embossed the holly and sentiment and coloured with wink of stella.

I hope you will play along at Addicted to CAS over the next two weeks and Happy Little Stampers is the sponsor!

I would like to enter the following challenges -

The Merry Christmas Challenge (Card #3) - Anything Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers (Card #2) - Animal Magic
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - (Card #2) Anything Goes with a Critter 
Sheepski Designs (Card #1) - Sparkle and/or Shine

Card #3
Card #1

Thank you for popping in today and have a great weekend :)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton

My good friend Michelle Lupton is holding a Christmas Event on her blog and I have been invited to play along with her.

Our Challenge is


I embossed my die cut Christmas Tree with mint powder then added tiny little gems for decorations. I also embossed my sentiment from the HLS Christmas Joy set.

Thank you Michelle for asking me to participate in your challenge.!